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Anchor Bar

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Italian, American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great wings!

As the birthplace of one of our famiy favorites, we knew the Anchor Bar was on our list for our visit to Buffalo. We enjoyed the wings and the restaurant. The service was great! We thought the portions were on the small side for the price-not the wings, but the fries. Overall, we all liked our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jerseymomof4
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We finally made it a point to check out the original home of the buffalo wing. I was born and raised in Erie county but live in MA now. They did not disappoint!! Crispy saucy spicey! And the pizza was delish too! Doughy and cheesy. And of course a nice blend of beers to wash it all down ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the place for world famous chicken wings. There is no better place to enjoy great food and a very friendly wait staff. Throw in a pizza and maybe an antipasto salad ....now you and your guests are really living !!!!....Highly recommended !!!...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped by when passing through town. The reason we came was because they invented buffalo wings. Great looking restaurant with motorcycles, license plates and signs hanging on the walls. The wings were just ok. I've had much better buffalo wings elsewhere. My girlfriend had a appetizer sampler which was also nothing special.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As the birthplace of one of our famiy favorites, we knew the Anchor Bar was on our list for our visit to Buffalo. We enjoyed the wings and the restaurant. The service was great! We thought the portions were on the small side for the price-not the wings, but the fries. Overall, we all liked our food. We're glad we... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great buffalo wings and Italian food. And huge serves - so do not over-order (because you will be tempted to eat everything in front of you!)

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great wings, not enough sauce though. Loved checking out all the bikes and whatnot on the walls. Very busy, we got lucky and scored a table in the bar section, but be ready to wait. Very nice staff also.

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Auburn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a first for my 82 year old mother and she loved the "real" Buffalo wings and the cheese broccoli bits. It was all worth the mess and drippy fingers. Yes, it was!

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were passing through Buffalo on our way from Niagara to Acadia NP and decided to try the home of the original wings and we were not disappointed! The wings were crispy and not over the top with crazy flavored wing sauces. Service was good, atmosphere was excellent - all in all a great stop. The menu offers a wide... More 

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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were in Buffalo to drop our son off at college. And as part of that, we hopped on the subway and took him downtown to show him around a bit. And when asked where he wanted to eat, the Anchor Bar was his first choice. We arrived around 8 so didn't have any issues being seated. After a few... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While in Buffalo on business some of my peers really wanted to try out the buffalo wings at what is known as the birthplace of hot wings - Anchor Bar. The food was good but certainly not even close to the best wings that I have ever had. So, if you want to go here for the nostalgia of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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